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What Does SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision Mean for Agents?

(6/30/2015) Announced on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states will have practical impacts on insurance... full story

Efforts to Prevent Double Taxation of Captives Renewed

(6/30/2015) U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will renew their efforts to prevent the possibility of double taxation of captive insurers because o... full story

Up in Smoke: Lloyd's Exits Cannabis Market

(6/30/2015) In late May, a memo came out from Lloyds of London that sent shock waves through the nascent medical marijuana insurance industry... full story

Marketing Tip: Promotional Calendars Work for C/L and P/L

(6/30/2015) Many agents swear by the age old brand building and referral magic of promotional calendars... full story

Where You Live Affects How Much You Pay for Insurance

(6/25/2015) A new NerdWallet study reveals the average American spends $5,261, or 12 percent, of their yearly income to insure their house, health, life, and vehicle... full story

Federal Computers Hacked, Senate Defeats Cybersecurity Bill

(6/19/2015) The union representing federal employees said last week that the data breach recently disclosed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was more widespread ... full story

NAIC's Hamm: FIO's Overreach

(6/19/2015) National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Immediate Past President and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm is expressing concerns that th... full story

Millennials Get Their Political News From Facebook

(6/17/2015) When it comes to where younger Americans get news about politics and government, social media looks to be the local TV of the Millennial generation. full story

States to Intensify Checks for Barred Securities Brokers

(6/11/2015) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has agreed on steps that would beef up scrutiny of brokers barred from the securities business to flag and p... full story

Washington Commissioner Probes Price Optimization:

(6/11/2015) Another state insurance commissioner is on the lookout for evidence of price optimization by carriers... full story

Marijuana Users Often Considered Non-smokers by Life Insurers

(6/11/2015) A new survey has found that 29 percent of life insurers with an underwriting policy in place classify marijuana users as non-smokers... full story

Help Protect Your Most Valuable Asset—Your Income

(6/10/2015) Since 1931, independent insurance agents have discovered the many advantages of joining PIA... full story

Workers' Comp Posts First Underwriting Profit in 9 Years

(6/03/2015) The National Council on Compensation Insurance indicated in preliminary data that U.S. workers' compensation insurers have posted their first underwriting profi... full story

Farmers Out With Ride-sharing Endorsement

(6/03/2015) California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that he has approved a new insurance product submitted by Farmers Insurance that closes the gap in insura... full story

Self-driving Cars Vulnerable to Cyberattack

(6/03/2015) Cars without steering wheels or brakes and drive themselves are being touted by companies like Google that are developing them as inventions that will cut the n... full story

Call for Fall PIA National Award Nominations

(6/03/2015) PIA National has announced that nominations are being accepted now through July 13, 2015, for four prestigious national awards... full story

PIA Supported Regulatory Relief Bill Advances in Senate

(5/28/2015) The Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015 was approved on a 12-10 vote following a May 21 markup... full story

Agent to Agent: Just Do It!

(5/28/2015) What makes a good insurance niche? full story

Two PIA-backed Bills Advance in Senate

(5/22/2015) The Senate Banking Committee has included two bills endorsed by PIA in broader legislation scheduled for markup on May 21... full story

Amtrak Crash Victims Face $200 Million Cap

(5/22/2015) Victims of last week's horrific crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, which killed eight people and injured about 200, have another hurdle to contend with..... full story